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The infrastructure trap
Kochi is growing rapidly. But does it have the necessary infrastructure to cope with this fast-paced growth? SHYAMA RAJAGOPAL finds out.


Build with bamboo, bring home nature
Bamboo is increasingly finding acceptance as a structural element in architecture. As a renewable resource, it has found favour among architects wedded to sustainable building technology.
Dubai-based firm launches operations in India
Dubai-based real estate agency, Better Homes has launched its Indian operations by opening a branch in Mumbai. The company, a brokerage firm, will offer sales, leasing, short-term rentals, property management, commercial advisory and project ...
For a healthy lifeline
Here are a few tips on planning water supply and sewage disposal for a home.
Escrow arrangements
It can be used for the purposes of closing sale, purchase, transfer, leasing or other transactions relating to property.
Designing for parking to keep up with growth
In growing cities the need for sufficient parking hardly get enough attention. We would have to adopt different norms when designing parking lots for residences, small or large apartment complexes, offices, commercial establishments, shopping comp lexes, a combination of shops and residences, hospitality sector, public spaces such as airports, stations and recreation zones, campuses and so on.
Now wash dirty linen in style
Over the years, the washing machine has become an indispensable accessory in any home. Now there are models that not only help you wash your clothes without wetting your hands but also, in the case of a recently unveiled international model, iron t hem for you.
UAE property giants heading for India
A booming economy and the huge middle-class segment makes India a lucrative destination for investors.
Newscan
Samiah International Builders Private Ltd, housing and real estate developers, has announced four housing projects in Uttaranchal and Uttar Pradesh, which will be completed by November 2008, at an investment of Rs.2,500 crore. "The residential ...
Centre approves 56 JNNURM projects
The Centre, earlier this week, approved 56 projects costing over Rs 3,500 crore for 20 cities during 2006-07 under the Jawaharlal Nehru National Urban Renewal Mission (JNNURM). The projects approved are for Hyderabad, Vishakapatnam, ...



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